Reflection: Real World Applications Weather-Proofing Our School - Day One - Section 2: I Wonder


I try to incorporate engineering design thinking problems wherever I can in science lessons. It is a very good way to help students apply their learning in real-world situations. This is essential to preparing students for college and 21st century careers.

High achieving students often have difficulty applying their knowledge so this is another reason that I try to incorporate real-world problems. It provides them with challenging thinking processes rather than just the rote regurgitation of facts.

There are many engineering lessons to be found on the web that help students apply their science knowledge. The Boston Museum of Science is a useful resource as well.

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Weather-Proofing Our School - Day One

Unit 1: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: Students will investigate weathering issues as related to engineering and construction materials.

Big Idea: Application of weathering information to construction and engineering.

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